PFT has a report up today that outlines what could be major progress toward a handshake deal by the end of this week
Albert Breer of NFL Network describes it as “major progress.” Breer also points out that there aren’t many other remaining issues.
Mike Freeman of CBS Sports writes that the owners made a significant concession on the rookie wage scale, something we’ve been saying for days that the owners should do, especially since the players’ proposal as of Monday already represented a win for the league.
Good news, I’ll believe it when I see it though. Originally I had predicted that by 11:59 tonight there would be an inked deal done… but if all else goes as planned to reach a legally binding agreement by July 21 the handshake will have to come by tomorrow night by midnight. If not, the whole situation turns into a pumpkin. AKA – no HOF game, threatening the rest of the preseason schedule.